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  Nerf09

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OP  8/23/11 12:23:03 PM#1

There was this old game in the early 1990's, PC I think, where you have this big mile long colony ship, you're suppose to collect earth, water, atmosphere, and biological cubes for colonization and make the galaxies safe for humans (which means killing off aggressive species).

Graphics are like this retro freeware game:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oolite_%28computer_game%29

You fly to a planet to either trade or destroy a space station to collect your earth, water, atmosphere, biological cubes

You can upgrade your ship components, and if you ran into one specific species they will time warp you into the future where your ship is decked out with the best components, of course the humans have long died out too so your primary mission is over.

Different species:

-One aggressive species is a blob with these bugs flying around it

-There was a cute little alien race that looked like puppies, I think their name was something like Halcyons

-There was a race of perverts, who are otherwise not categorized as aggressive, always tried to get you into the sack; once you finally relented they never would trade with you again.

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I cannot find the name of this game anywhere, and no it is not Elite, you did not fly in atmosphere.

  Kaerigan

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8/23/11 12:29:56 PM#2

http://sc2.sourceforge.net - came out in 1992, this is a remake if I'm not mistaken. Might be the one you're looking for?

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  Nerf09

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OP  8/23/11 12:48:36 PM#3
Originally posted by Kaerigan

http://sc2.sourceforge.net - came out in 1992, this is a remake if I'm not mistaken. Might be the one you're looking for?

no that's not it.

  Centhan

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8/23/11 1:25:54 PM#4

I was thinking either Star Control 1 or 2 as well.

Could it have been Master of Orion that you were thinking of?

  Normike

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8/23/11 1:46:50 PM#5
  Nerf09

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OP  8/23/11 1:49:03 PM#6
Originally posted by Normike

Trade Wars? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TradeWars_2002

 

or maybe

Solar Winds? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Winds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXEGENeZ0a8&feature=related

Loved that game.

no, no, first person shooting, not top down view, and not star trek.

  Nerf09

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OP  8/23/11 1:49:45 PM#7
Originally posted by Centhan

I was thinking either Star Control 1 or 2 as well.

Could it have been Master of Orion that you were thinking of?

not Star Control, and not MOO, you only control 1 ship.

  Kaerigan

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8/23/11 1:51:07 PM#8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightspeed_(video_game)

This has got to be the one you're looking for. It has a puppy species called the halicot and everything.

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  Nerf09

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OP  8/23/11 1:56:39 PM#9
Originally posted by Kaerigan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightspeed_(video_game)

This has got to be the one you're looking for. It has a puppy species called the halicot and everything.

THATS IT! lol :)  Thanks

  Centhan

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8/23/11 1:58:58 PM#10

lol, I just found it too, although I never played it.  Was going to post this video on Lightspeed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q-TgFdVQF4

  Normike

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8/23/11 1:59:17 PM#11
Originally posted by Kaerigan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightspeed_(video_game)

This has got to be the one you're looking for. It has a puppy species called the halicot and everything.

Wow I thought I was oldschool with Solar Winds. Lightspeed could be Solar Winds grandfather, in computer time.

  mmoguy43

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8/23/11 2:02:06 PM#12

Wow, thats ancient

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q-TgFdVQF4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQX8eeoaG0

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  Brenelael

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8/23/11 7:22:47 PM#13

Actually when you first posted I had no idea what game you were talking about but now that it's been identified I actually remember playing this game quite extensively when it first came out. I also had it's sequel Hyperspeed. It's hard to believe now looking back that those were cutting edge 3D graphics in 1990. They look pretty primitive now but I remember getting many hours of enjoyment out of both games.

 

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  Nerf09

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OP  8/24/11 7:39:15 PM#14

Many games today have the same complexity, or less, as this old DOS game just better graphics.